Blacksmithing Scene (1893)

Sub-Genres - Americana  |   Run Time - 1 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Synopsis

Filmed in April 1893 at Thomas Edison's New Jersey studios, the 30-second Blacksmithing Scene is the earliest known example of "actors" performing a role in a film. The three men shown were not blacksmiths, but rather Edison employees playing the parts of blacksmiths. Despite its brevity the film has a plot of sorts, as the men tire and take a brief break to drink some beer.

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blacksmith

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High Historical Importance